Dominica: During the 8th round of consultations between China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Caribbean nations, the Prime Minister of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, asked for China’s help in addressing the security, humanitarian, and governance crisis in Haiti on July 7, 2023.
In the consultation round, he asked for support for Haiti by saying, “As everyone is well aware of the situation of Haiti and how they are experiencing security and humanitarian crisis that needs to be a concern and in care. Further, he said, there is a requirement for a Security Council resolution to come out from these crises, and for that, PM Skerrit asked China for support.”
After the meeting of CARICOM in Trinidad, leaders highlighted the requirement for the immediate creation of a Humanitarian and Security Stabilization Corridor under the order of UNSC – United Nations Security Council Resolution and decided to ask for support from international partners to help finance its establishment and boosting the security in Haiti.
PM Skerrit highlighted other issues discussed in the meeting, like Food Security, Climate Change Impact, financial system, and air transportation within the Caribbean region.
Additionally, he expressed his desire to build strong partnerships with China and utilize their advancements in science and technology to address global issues.
Moreover, he also thanked the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, Hua Chunying, for maintaining a relationship with Dominica and support for Caribbean nations in Infrastructure investment, security assistance, trade and COVID-19 assistance.
The Prime Minister expressed that they believe their Caribbean community feels the same: the relationship with the nation is beneficial and produces tangible results.
He said China has been supporting Dominica for past many years, and they helped them to fight against Climate Change and their efforts to build resilience.
He outlined that China continued to support the region’s fight against climate change and the efforts to build resilience, especially through post-disaster relief and recovery aid and funding for constructing key infrastructure post-disasters.